February 12, 2020 Herb

Medical researchers say that over the past 30 years the meaning in life has emerged as an important issue to be studied, especially in the context of an aging population. According to the findings of a research study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that the presence of and search for meaning in life are important for health and well-being, though the relationships differ in adults younger and older than age 60. Searching for the Meaning of Life Photo Credit: CDC.gov “Many think about the meaning and purpose in life from…

February 5, 2020 Herb

Last month, Reps. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) , Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), Andy Kim (D-NJ), Christopher Smith R, NJ), Josh Gottheimer, (D-NJ), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Tom Malinowski (D, NJ), Albio Sires (D,NJ), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Donald Payne, (D-NJ, Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) voted last month for HR 2030,  bipartisan legislation to protect older workers against age discrimination. Age Discrimination Photo Credit: HHS.gov HR 2030, “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA), which passed the House with bipartisan vote of 261-155, restores anti-discrimination protections under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) that were…

January 30, 2020 Herb

With the Iowa Caucuses fast approach, the Washington, DC-based AARP releases the findings of a poll, conducted by The Harris Poll that finds that health Care is considered a key issue for Iowa women over age 50 and over. This survey was conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of AARP from Dec. 5 to Dec. 25, 2019 among 1,001 age 50-plus, self-identified registered women voters in Iowa. Paying for Care Photo Credit: National Institute on Aging According to the survey 48 percent of older women voters, including 57 percent of Democrats, rank health care as…

January 22, 2020 Herb

Mark your calendar.  By mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census short questionnaire. Once the questionnaire arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.  By April 1, on Census Day, every home should have received this questionnaire.  When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020. Throughout April, census takers will begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers and others who live among large groups of people. Census…

January 15, 2020 Herb

Following on the heels of the Jan. 5 award ceremony of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the recent 2020 Oscar nominations, AARP premieres Great Performances: Movies for Grownups® Awards with AARP The Magazine nationwide, on  Sunday, January 19 at 6 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) and will be available to stream the following day on pbs.org/moviesforgrownups and the PBS Video app. Movies for Grownups with AARP Magazine Photo Credit: Thirteen.org Hosted by iconic stage and screen performer Tony Danza, the following mega-stars are expected to walk the red carpet: Alan Alda, Pedro Almodóvar, Noah Baumbach, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening,…